What type of facility is Atlantic Psychiatric Center?


Atlantic Psychiatric Center is a private outpatient psychiatric center that offers a variety of mental health services including medication management, psychotherapy and counseling services, as well as psychological and neuropsychlogical testing to children, adolescents, and adults.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and a psychotherapist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and hold an M.D. degree. Unlike psychologists and psychotherapists, psychiatrists prescribe medication. Psychiatrists diagnose illness, manage treatment, monitor progress, and provide therapies to treat a variety of mental health conditions.

Psychologists focus on providing psychotherapy to treat emotional and behavioral conditions. Psychologists also hold specialized training in assessment and psychological testing. Psychologists hold doctoral degrees and hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree.

Psychotherapists provide a variety of therapies and treatments to individuals, couples, groups, or families.

Psychotherapists are trained as mental health counselors, psychoanalysts, marriage counselors, or social workers. A Psychotherapist’s goal is to help patients navigate difficult decisions and overcome obstacles.

Does Atlantic Psychiatric Centers accept health insurance?

Our providers accept a range of major insurances for services (exclusive of Medicaid). Individual coverage is dependent on the patient's individual policy and the provider's agreement with each specific insurance company. Please call an office for more information.